Foscam FI9853EP PoE 720P HD IPCamera (External/IP66/Weatherproof) £69.99 (or 2 for £132.98) delivered. @ FoscamUK
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Foscam FI9853EP PoE 720P HD IPCamera (External/IP66/Weatherproof) £69.99 (or 2 for £132.98) delivered. @ FoscamUK

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Found 9th Mar 2015
I installed a couple of FI9805E IP cameras last year (at £120 each) and wanted to add some more coverage around the house. I was expecting I'd have to spend another £120 per camera, but then I found this new external dome at under £70.
Normally external dome IP cams with POE are in the £200-£300 so I was really pleased to find Foscam originals at less than £70.

I know this is the normal price, but if you buy two you get 5% off (so sort of a deal) I bought 2 for £132.98 delivered.

✔ 1.0 MegaPixel High Definition
✔ Plug n Play for Easy Remote Access
✔ Power Over Ethernet
✔ Display Resolution 1280 x 720
✔ H.264 Video Compression
✔ Video Recording On Motion Detection
✔ Night Surveillance Up To 20 Meters
✔ Embedded IR-Cut Improves Image Clarity
✔ Wide Viewing Angle - 70 Degrees
✔ Free Embedded Foscam DDNS Server
✔ Compatible With iOS (iPhone/iPad) & Android
✔ Micro SD Card Slot (Up to 32GB) Not Supplied
✔ IP66 Rated for Outdoor Installation

The Foscam FI9853EP Mini Dome IP Camera is Foscam's latest HD 720p Weatherproof Megapixel IP camera to offer POE. The FI9853EP sports Foscam's NEW web interface, allowing for all features to be compatible with every standard browser, including Chrome, Firefox, and even Apple's Safari (MAC currently only supports Safari). It features easy installation utilising Power Over Ethernet, easy 'Plug & Play' setup, built in Micro SD Card slot for recording, 20m Night Vision and is ONVIF compliant.

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Original Poster

I've bought cheap POE IPcams on amazon/ebay before and had a terrible experience - so now I stick with Foscam.

If you prefer buying through Amazon, also £69.99, but no 5% discount if buying 2.
amazon.co.uk/Fos…DQA
Edited by: "pgregg" 9th Mar 2015

The video on that page - for that model, says it is an 'Indoor' dome camera, yet some of the description mentions rated for outdoor.... ??

Is this motorised?

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MrFizzy

Is this motorised?


No. PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) for external cameras are generally always provided as a separate camera mount or enclosure (for the PT parts).


Edited by: "pgregg" 9th Mar 2015

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happymanuk

The video on that page - for that model, says it is an 'Indoor' dome … The video on that page - for that model, says it is an 'Indoor' dome camera, yet some of the description mentions rated for outdoor.... ??


Everything I see there says outdoor. IP66 means it is waterproof for outdoor use. Also note that it is listed in the Outdoor camera category.
Amazon has a Q&A that confirms it is waterproof for outdoor.
amazon.co.uk/Fos…DQA
Edited by: "pgregg" 9th Mar 2015

It is the Youtube video on the product page (you link to), that mentions indoor. The person starts by saying 'This is a review of the Foscam indoor dome camera', and this is on the official Foscam page.

Although, I do understand that everywhere else mentions outdoor and the spec indicates that too.

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happymanuk

It is the Youtube video on the product page (you link to), that mentions … It is the Youtube video on the product page (you link to), that mentions indoor. The person starts by saying 'This is a review of the Foscam indoor dome camera', and this is on the official Foscam page.Although, I do understand that everywhere else mentions outdoor and the spec indicates that too.



Ah yes, didn't watch the video. I'm watching it now.
I think that's just the reviewer getting it wrong. If you watch the video he says he has a prototype (@3m04s) which doesn't have the SD card slot - so maybe his was only indoor... tho if you look closely at the user manual that he drops down on the CD you can see (just about @3m20s) that it says Outdoor camera.

Edited by: "pgregg" 9th Mar 2015

Those Amazon reviews look very dodgy. Did Foscam post so many 5 Star reviews itself?

Putting one in kitchen in front of the fridge...

Why is this company pretending to be Foscam?
Foscam UK (T/A GadgetFreakz Ltd)

Does the motion detection work on these ok?

1.0 MegaPixel High Definition?!?!?!

Tangos

Why is this company pretending to be Foscam?Foscam UK (T/A GadgetFreakz … Why is this company pretending to be Foscam?Foscam UK (T/A GadgetFreakz Ltd)


'authorised' dealers 28th Aug 2013 to 27th Aug 2014, so now no longer authorised to support Foscam products?

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Tangos

Why is this company pretending to be Foscam?Foscam UK (T/A GadgetFreakz … Why is this company pretending to be Foscam?Foscam UK (T/A GadgetFreakz Ltd)



They are listed as official resellers on foscam.com

could i do

ip camera to switch
switch to home plug
home plug to router

then use synology camera station??

Foscam US (a USA reseller) acts as a dropshipper in the UK and goes under foscam.co.uk they are not official in the UK. All support is done from the USA.

Foscam are a far eastern company with resellers around the globe.

Unless it has recently changed foscam.co.uk is not official.

I am on my phone, so hopefully the above makes sense

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LiGhTfasT

Does the motion detection work on these ok?



Don't know... I'd expect foscam to be better than more generic cameras - but note that this is only relevant if you are emailing/ftping or recording to the SDcard. In my setup I use Zoneminder (or for Windows people, EyeSpy) and it is that software that handles motion detection.

swankyballs

1.0 MegaPixel High Definition?!?!?!



Most IPcams are 300K (640x480), so a 720p (1280x720) "HD" is actually pretty good.

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ian18

Foscam US (a USA reseller) acts as a dropshipper in the UK and goes under … Foscam US (a USA reseller) acts as a dropshipper in the UK and goes under foscam.co.uk they are not official in the UK. All support is done from the USA. Foscam are a far eastern company with resellers around the globe. Unless it has recently changed foscam.co.uk is not official. I am on my phone, so hopefully the above makes sense



There are 2. foscam.co.uk who you note. This deal is foscamuk.co.uk who are a different company and local to UK.

foscams are notoriety daytime cams, using this at night is a waste of power

The company here gadget freak is the official UK distributor.

BTW I have used foscam cameras for years. Very good

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cigbunt

could i do ip camera to switch switch to home plughome plug to routerthen … could i do ip camera to switch switch to home plughome plug to routerthen use synology camera station??



Not sure I understand properly... but why bother with the switch near the camera at all?

This is a POE cam - so if you have a POE switch you just run a CAT5e to the camera and you are done.
If you have no POE, but do have a power source near the camera then just plug it into a homeplug and run the ethernet cable from camera to homeplug. No switch necessary.
Then plug your router into the homeplug (assuming your router has >1 ethernet) and you have one big network that your synology can see the camera.

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Sharpharp

foscams are notoriety daytime cams, using this at night is a waste of … foscams are notoriety daytime cams, using this at night is a waste of power



I dispute this statement. I've bought a few IP66 rated cameras and at night they were awful. Most just fogged up (condensation) as soon as the IR lights came on. Then I got a couple of FI9805E POE cameras and they're just perfect.
Now my only enemy are spiders.

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loiterer

Those Amazon reviews look very dodgy. Did Foscam post so many 5 Star … Those Amazon reviews look very dodgy. Did Foscam post so many 5 Star reviews itself?



Lol - those are some dodgy reviews.

I can vouch for Foscam. I bought from an authorised eBay seller and have a couple of fi9804w's.
Used indoor and outdoor over LAN. WiFi was flaky on them, pretty old models now though.
Thinking of replacing them soon and would go Foscam again.
Both have been up for 3 or 4 years now with no upsets.
And yep, they may deter the anti social sort, but do attract spiders!
Edited by: "mywife" 9th Mar 2015

Sharpharp

foscams are notoriety daytime cams, using this at night is a waste of … foscams are notoriety daytime cams, using this at night is a waste of power

pgregg

[quote=Sharpharp] foscams are notoriety daytime cams, using this at night … [quote=Sharpharp] foscams are notoriety daytime cams, using this at night is a waste of power



Try spiderex, I get up to 2 months of spider free detection and a can lasts me about a year and a half (just 4 outdoor cameras)

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pgregg

Not sure I understand properly... but why bother with the switch near the … Not sure I understand properly... but why bother with the switch near the camera at all?This is a POE cam - so if you have a POE switch you just run a CAT5e to the camera and you are done.If you have no POE, but do have a power source near the camera then just plug it into a homeplug and run the ethernet cable from camera to homeplug. No switch necessary.Then plug your router into the homeplug (assuming your router has >1 ethernet) and you have one big network that your synology can see the camera.


So you are running a separate power cable surely ??

pgregg

If you have no POE, but do have a power source near the camera then just … If you have no POE, but do have a power source near the camera then just plug it into a homeplug and run the ethernet cable from camera to homeplug. No switch necessary.



Would POE work this way, without an injector or switch?

Edit: durrh, I get it now. Just plug the camera cable into the power socket. Bit slow today.

Edited by: "jakeblade" 9th Mar 2015

where is the memory card stored? on the camera? if someone cuts it off am I to assume everything is lost?

Mikey_2811

where is the memory card stored? on the camera? if someone cuts it off am … where is the memory card stored? on the camera? if someone cuts it off am I to assume everything is lost?



You could record to the cloud, using something like cammy.

pgregg

I dispute this statement. I've bought a few IP66 rated cameras and at … I dispute this statement. I've bought a few IP66 rated cameras and at night they were awful. Most just fogged up (condensation) as soon as the IR lights came on. Then I got a couple of FI9805E POE cameras and they're just perfect.Now my only enemy are spiders.



You're about 2 years behind me on this...
Once you go Hikvision, foscam (and their god awful support will be a distant memory)
Spiders were the bane of my setup for some time, Spider-X gets shot of em for around 6 months

cigbunt

could i do ip camera to switch switch to home plughome plug to routerthen … could i do ip camera to switch switch to home plughome plug to routerthen use synology camera station??



Yes, I have mine (different model - same principal) in my garage setup like this, although without a switch as its the only thing in the garage with a network connection.
Only thing I have noted is that picture can break up when in full HD mode during day (night time black and white has no such problems) - but this could be because of the distance of the garage not giving a great connection - garage fuseboard, 20 metres of cable at least, then plus the internal (old, house is pre 1900, who knows how old the wiring is) wiring back to the other home plug.

I'm amazed at just how bad IP cameras still are in 2015.

Follo

Tempting!

ive been looking at cams,this looks very good for the money. thanks op

Only 1mega pixel, Are you feeling ok? £70.. Nah I'm ok thanks

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STi_prodrive

Only 1mega pixel, Are you feeling ok? £70.. Nah I'm ok thanks


Can you show me better for the money then please. I've been interested in getting a set up for a while now and would like to know.

STi_prodrive

Only 1mega pixel, Are you feeling ok? £70.. Nah I'm ok thanks


What would you recommend that has more? How many do I need for a good quality image?

Old android phones, networked with WIFI can work for some.

someone has been slashing tires on my car parked outside the house. So I need an outdoor CCTV camera that can record 24/7 (and it is really dark at my street at nights) and ideally has movement detection mode. the distance from the cam to the car will be about 7-8 metres. Is this camera a good choice for me or I need something different?
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